Mar 26, 2024 - Real Estate

North Carolina's most expensive listing asks $49.99M

Photo: Larry Madden & Dylan Lytle

Photo: Courtesy of Larry Madden and Dylan Lytle

This North Carolina mountaintop mansion with a helipad could be yours for $49,999,999.

Why it matters: The sprawling estate sets the record for being the most expensive listing in our state. The new listing surpasses luxury listing price tags we've previously seen — from a $29.75M mountaintop mansion to a private island estate for $22M.

"Sagee Manor" in Highlands, N.C. belongs to a trust linked to the family of Andrew Johnson, a London-based lighting executive, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Layout: At 12,000 square feet, the estate's main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

  • It was designed by Atlanta-based architect Keith Summerour to include white oak moulding, antique stone floors and Gothic arches.
  • There are also seven fireplaces, a temperature controlled wine cellar, library, elevator, country-style kitchen, and a garden room under a ceiling mural of native birds.

Guest cottage: As you might expect with nearly a $50M price tag, the property also comes with a 2,500-square-foot guesthouse with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

  • Features include a porch, cinema lounge, pavilion, heated pool and spa.

Outdoor features: The owner spent over $1.5M between new additions on a tiered gala amphitheater and private helipad.

  • The estate has a panoramic view of the Nantahala National Forest across 49 acres of land, plus gardens designed by English landscaper Rosemary Verey.
  • There's also a croquet court, pond, stone pavilion, terrace waterfall and reception pavilion.

Bonus: For an additional $10M, you can purchase an outparcel of 8.9 acres of land.

Reed Jackson and Steve Castellaw with Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties have the listing.

Photos: Courtesy of Bernard Coulson, Larry Madden and Dylan Lytle.

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